Saturday, October 28 is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) is partnering with the Elburn Police Department for a drug drop-off event at the Elburn Police Station.
Senator DeWitte’s Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Elburn Police Department
301 East North Street, Elburn
“By properly disposing of unused and expired medications, we are protecting our water supply from contamination, and preventing accidental poisonings or misuse of drugs,” said Sen. DeWitte. “I think we all have items in our medicine cabinet that we no longer need, so this provides the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of drugs and vitamins and prevent accidental harm.”
Human and pet prescription and over-the-counter drugs and vitamins will be accepted, and those dropping off unused or expired medications can remain in their vehicles while event volunteers collect their items. Liquids, creams, needles, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.
National Drug Takeback Day takes place in the spring and fall of every year, and last fall more than 4,300 events nation-wide led to the collection of 647,000 pounds of unneeded medication. For more information about this upcoming event, please contact Senator DeWitte’s office at (847) 214-8245.